Script development of Lottery 2 Funded by Creative Scotland 2014 Now called :
LOST IN A BOOK BY LOWRI POTTS
The Team (left to right): Euan Cuthbertson, Charlotte Allan, Alicia Devine, Lowri Potts and EmmaClaire Brightlyn
Alicia plays the part of Jane, a librarian.
Euan plays the part of ‘Character’
First Rehearsal 19.12.13 Pollokshaws Library, Glasgow
Our ‘stage’ is set….
Some observers are welcome in the wings
Only a handful of props neededâ€Ś. and we are ready to start!
Combat designer, EmmaClaire, choreographs the fight.
“Does the name ‘D’Artagnan mean anything to you?”
“A crisis is a crisis. I’ve got one now. An identity crisis. So fight!”
Second rehearsal 30/1/14 The Library @ the Bridge, Easterhouse
Adjustments needed for a new space?
A few script changesâ€Ś
“I love these pop-up books…the way you can peer right inside…”
“I’m a hero in waiting. Waiting to star in my story. Aren’t you? Aren’t we all?”
The poster is distributed
Script-in-hand performance at Pollokshaws Library on 20.3.14
“I’m a little teapot….”
They loved it!
Our second Script-in-hand performance in the Library @ The Bridge, Easterhouse 20.3.14…….
was a success!
Q and A with writer, director and audience after each show.
Some audience feedback “Really portrayed the library as so much more than books!” “I liked the librarian – particularly the hints at the complexity of her background and her personality, the interplay between the two characters, the sense of play, fun and discovery in a library setting. “I like that it’s accessible as a story – lots of different aspects for people to engage with, the language is open and appealing.”
“The play has great potential for a community and book festival audience too” “I think it would be appealing to a wide audience, just as a library is”
Photos © Karen Gordon © Lowri Potts
A surprising play for a library